I've always found YUM to be very stable and rather snappy. Although I prefer RPMs to DEBs I just hate the way that apt takes ages reading the database every time. My favourite package manager has got to be pkgtools though, I've not had anything which installs Software faster than that.
well, i'm not saying that yum specifically is the problem, what i think is the mirrors, which in my case, i from asia...as you said, maybe its because all the servers are in the u.s.
and also, its true that it doen't matter which package management you use..just been using yum for the first couple of minutes, and it feels already like apt-get, only that the speed from my setup, is not as fast...
i have no regrets really in installing fedora, but hopefully in the future, red hat will include these plugins mentioned above, by default already..compared to ubuntu that is already out-of-the-box...
I experience the same issues with Fedora repository mirrors since I, too, live in Asia.
Funny this is, there is a very fast mirror in Singapore but it has problems maintaining a connection - 200KB/s throughput but frequent time-outs. Taiwan mirros are dog slow for some reason. My recent installation took over 8 hours to download 600MB of updates... ouch.
Fastest-mirror doesn't work for me; the low ping servers have poor throughput to my computer. Yum-presto helps, but again, most all the presto-enabled mirrors are in Europe and N. America.
Ubuntu repo mirrors, on the other hand, are super quick from the same locations (Singapore & Taiwan).
obviously, its really the mirrors that makes yum in fedora slow...using yum under openSuse is much faster compared to yum in fedora...
also returning to the context of the thread...
i tried fedora because:
- the artwork is great
- rpm-based, wanted to try them
- obviously, to compare fedora to other distros out there
...also i see in fedora that its more organized in a way more than ubuntu, ubuntu is rather straight forward...
hmmm could be the slow mirror because if i run it from the cli it just keeps timing out before it eventually pulls the download.. anyway am back to ibex and i really miss fedora 10 .. another thing i didnt like about yum was that i could find a why to remove unneeded dependencies .. like an apt-get autoremove .. that was a bigg downner for me .. i installed vala which pulled couple of dependencies .. when i yum remove vala only vala was removed the other dependencies werent ..
You crazy kids. I already covered that step in my nifty ubuntu to fedora conversion guide. It's not very complete, but it's enough to get you going.Code:yum install yum-remove-with-leaves
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